Sea Power & Maritime Affairs. Lesson 9. Navy in World War I. 1914-1918. Admin. Anything you want to include Quizzes Assignments Etc. Last Class. 1898-1914 Spanish-American War Navy leading up to WWI American expansionism Roosevelt Corollary. Today. Navy in WWI Causes Naval war
Navy in WWI
1914 – 1918
70 million fight
9 million killed
- Unrestricted Sub Warfare
- Naval convoys over battleships
Where is US?
Central Powers / Triple Alliance
Triple Entente (Allies)
“Von Schliefen Plan”
Objective: Minimize two-front war
1. Immediate invasion of France
2. Turn attention to Russia
British begin blockade
- Assert right to inspect and destroy ships carrying German war contraband
German Guerre de Course
German v. British Fleets (1914-1916)
- Indecisive battle
- Last major battleship v. battleship battle. All subsequent major naval battles will be fought with air power.
Why get involved?
Unrestricted submarine warfare
Asst. SECNAV Franklin Roosevelt
SECNAV Josephus Daniels
ADM William Benson
(1st Chief of Naval Operations)
RADM William Sims
(Naval Rep to Admiralty in London)
US Enters War
What ends it?